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    Default one color image question

    It's been awhile since I have prepped graphics for a shirt and I am trying to do a one color t-shirt design.

    It's a black and white image and I would like to try and get all of the gradients in it. What is the technique for this? It's an "In Memory of" shirt for a family so I want the image to look at it's best.

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    Thoughts?

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    halftone.

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    ask the printer
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
    "fudge isn't sharp"-phoondaddy

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    Ok, I can just Halftone the image in Photoshop. I forgot about that.

    I have been doing so much web work for the past 3 years I am forgetting my stuff, sucks!

    How do you apply the effect in Photoshop?

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    filter>pixelate>color halftone>set all angles to 45

    depending on the target size of the final image, tweak the max radius to get the right size dot.


    or let whomever is doing the printing work it out.

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    Right, thank you for the info.

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    Related to this, I have a question about creating halftones. I've only tried once printing a one color halftone for a poster on a 230 mesh screen and I made the dots way too big. You couldn't really make out the image until you stepped back about 10 feet. In Photoshop I set the max radius to 8 pixels. Obviously I can play with that value, but any sugestions on how low I can go and still get decent results on a 230 mesh screen?

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    Don't use the halftone filter.

    Problem solved!

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    Not sure about pixel radius and how it translates to lpi. But you want to divide your mesh by 4.4 (or so) to determine your lpi. So 230 is around 53 lpi (lines per inch). Also I think 22 degrees is a better angle for a one color halftone image. In my experience 22 means you can shoot the image parallel to your screen and not moire.

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    Thanks for the lpi calculation squeegeethree, this is what I was looking for. I'll do the math and try some stuff out.

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